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Join the final Single Market Month on-line debate on e-commerce and chat with President Barroso (European Commission)

(Source: European Commission) European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 October 2013 Join the final Single Market Month on-line debate on e-commerce and chat with President Barroso Monday 14 October will mark the opening of the fourth and final roundof live, interactive online debates – this time on e-commerce – between citizens, businesses, organisations, and policy makers in the framework of ...

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Dried up: climate change could leave another billion people without enough water

The wars of the future may be fought not over gold or oil, but instead over a resource far more mundane: water. In a study published this week, researchers at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany warned that climate change will put further strain on the world’s water sources, as warming temperatures and changing precipitation patterns expose ...

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After Lampedusa tragedy, UN refugee agency urges European Union to revisit migration polices

Print 11 October 2013 – In the aftermath of a one of deadliest migrant-ship disasters in recent history, the United Nations refugee agency today urged wider responsibility-sharing among European Union countries to process asylum claims and find lasting solutions for people in need of international protections. “With 311 confirmed deaths, that tragedy is already one of…

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Sachin Tendulkar to Retire From Test Cricket After Record Career

India’s Sachin Tendulkar, whose 15,837 runs are the most in Test cricket history, said he’s retiring from elite five-day matches, ending his record-setting 24-year career. Tendulkar, 40, will play his final two matches next month against the West Indies to lift his world record tally to 200 Tests. He quit one-day internationals in December. “It’s been a huge honor to ...

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Sachin Tendulkar to Retire From Test Cricket After Record Career

India’s Sachin Tendulkar, whose 15,837 runs are the most in Test cricket history, said he’s retiring from elite five-day matches, ending his record-setting 24-year career. Tendulkar, 40, will play his final two matches next month against the West Indies to lift his world record tally to 200 Tests. He quit one-day internationals in December. “It’s been a huge honor to ...

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Scott Carpenter, 2nd US astronaut in orbit, dies

DENVER — Scott Carpenter conquered the heights of space, the depths of the ocean, and the darkness of fear. And in doing so he became the second American to orbit the Earth, powered by not just a rocket but an insatiable curiosity. “Conquering of fear is one of life’s greatest pleasures and it can be done a lot of different ...

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Scott Carpenter, 2nd US astronaut in orbit, dies

DENVER — Scott Carpenter conquered the heights of space, the depths of the ocean, and the darkness of fear. And in doing so he became the second American to orbit the Earth, powered by not just a rocket but an insatiable curiosity. “Conquering of fear is one of life’s greatest pleasures and it can be done a lot of different ...

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Severe storm expected to hit eastern India

Indian officials say they are expecting a “very severe storm” that could cause widespread damage and flooding, to hit the country’s eastern seaboard. Officials say they have cancelled holy day celebrations in coastal Orissa and Andhra Pradesh states, with forecasters saying Cyclone Phailin,…

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Severe storm expected to hit eastern India

Indian officials say they are expecting a “very severe storm” that could cause widespread damage and flooding, to hit the country’s eastern seaboard. Officials say they have cancelled holy day celebrations in coastal Orissa and Andhra Pradesh states, with forecasters saying Cyclone Phailin,…

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Malala Yousafzai Wins EU’s Top Human Rights Honor

Carla Babb WASHINGTON — The European Union has awarded its top human rights prize, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. to Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai. Malala, as she is commonly known, was shot last year and nearly killed by the Taliban in an attempt to stop her efforts to promote education for women. Malala is also being mentioned as ...

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